I was going to do a mealplanning post--you know, to address what needs addressing--but MAN am I in a rut. It seems we went to the grocery store a bunch of times recently, but all that seemed to come of it was Super Bowl Snax. Which were gooooood, but I ate the last of the guac today. Probably going to need additional sustenance. And, more importantly, recipe ideas... ugh. But, that can all be worked out later.
With a space heater at my feet and a cup of tea within arm's reach, how about we just cuddle up with a quick list of some of my favorite little things right now?
:: The tea: Still sippin' on holiday candy cane tea... I bought a bunch of it over the holidays, worried I'd run out. Got plenty.
:: The life: I love not having to leave the house on rainy days. Sorry, office-commuters. It's made me really love a good, cold Winter rainstorm... which is new.
:: The boo-tay: I love that my little dude is happiest when he spends the majority of the day nakies.
:: The awakening: A quick look-about outside and the newly planted raspberries and asparagus are starting to poke little feelers out of the soil. Haven't killed 'em yet!
:: The day bag: Just ordered this beauty from Bookhou's new online shop. Can't wait to get it, as I've been wanting/needing a big, long-strapped bag for, like, ever.
:: The bkgd: OK, so not exactly the latest internet trend, but I still love a fresh desktop background each month. When I sit down to The Machine, my eyes just need something new and inspiring--and most importantly, made by someone else. Lately, I've been visiting Gennine and Shanna for the goods. Got anyone else to check out?
:: The jars: While organizing the basement, I recently found the last jar of pickled asparagus from last year's can plan, plus a whole bunch of homemade hot sauce, jams and spicy pickled kale. Score. You know, all I really want to eat is little snacks... hors d'oeuvres, antipasto, etc. I think I might have found some willing participants.
:: The well: my boy got knocked out on Friday with his second-ever flu. Like before, it lasted just one day. The cuteness of an ultra-cuddly, drowsy, super-needy babe is so strong, but I am incredibly glad when he returns to his spritely, chatty self.
|the chin boo-boo just makes it all the more, huh?|
:: The participant: Toby has not only joined in on Instagram (finally!), but he's also doing the February challenge. He's @firetoby if you want to see how the other half of this house does it ;)
:: The products: deliciously smelly oils from Weleda (rose, arnica) + a lovely gift for Winter hands (thanks, Kristen!)
:: The dangler: my work was recently grouped into the coolest Etsy treasury, where I fell in love with this mobile. So rad. Nice company to be in.
:: The herbage: Gayla's new book is out! Yay. That lady got me got me into gardening and I love all her books.
And you? What's warming your toes this chilly February? Or, alternatively, what should we eat for dinner tonight??